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Brooke East Africa – MEAL and Research Officer.

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The organisation wishes to recruit transformational individual for the following position:

Positions:

1. Meal and Research Officer

Company: Brooke East Africa

Location: Nairobi

Presence: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Sector: Animal Welfare

Website: https://www.thebrooke.org/

Organizational Background

Brooke is an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, operating in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, reaching over two million working horses.

Brook employs over 900 staff worldwide including; vets, animal welfare experts and development specialists.

Brooke works in various ways;

· With animals – Brooke relieves their suffering through treatment and education, and undertake research to improve their welfare.

· With owners – By working with owners Brooke addresses the most common and severe problems to ensure a healthier future.

· With Health Services – Working with local vets and other providers to improve the availability and quality of service of working animals.

· With Governments – Brookes advocates for local, national and international institutions to include the welfare of working equine animals in policy and implementation.

Organizational Values

Respectful

Being respectful of animals, people, cultures and the environment

Effective

Being an organization of dedicated people, determined to improve the welfare of working donkeys, horses and mules

Accountable

Striving to be accountable and transparent in our work

Collaborative

Working in an inclusive and collaborative way to give the best

Committed

Being committed to making the most effective use of resources to bring about lasting changes for working equine animals

Innovative

Being an innovative, evidence based, learning organization

1. MEAL and Research Officer

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the post-holder will Provide technical lead, support and advice to ensure that Brooke East Africa programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) and Research activities are designed and implemented in line with the agreed MEAL framework, and in compliance with guidelines, processes and procedures established by Brooke.

The MEAL and Research Officer will be data-driven, analytical, detail-oriented, hands-on and able to do project design, planning, project management, and analysis and is passionate about Brooke’s work of improving animal welfare.**

Roles and Responsibilities

· Develop a MEAL Plan for Brooke East Africa’s Strategic/Operation Plans, guided by Brooke’s MEAL framework, guidelines and processes

· Track MEAL Scorecard and Indicators to demonstrate the effectiveness of programme interventions

· Ensure baseline and evaluation surveys are conducted with high quality; including development of ToRs and tools, in collaboration with relevant Programme team members and Brooke UK MEAL team

· Contribute to the development of annual Operational Plans to identify programme targets and ensure inclusion of MEAL activities

· Update/review the MEAL Plan as per need

· Coordinate all aspects of data collection, processing, analysis; using Brooke’s MEAL processes and system (Brooke-Check)

· Undertake quality assurance processes of data such as completeness, validation; to ensure integrity and reliability of all Brooke East Africa data sets

· Ensure MEAL data/information is well organized, presented and utilized to inform programmatic decisions and reporting

· Ensure Brooke East Africa’s adherence and compliance to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Safeguarding policies in all aspects of Data Management

· Use Brooke-Check and other relevant data processing systems, create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way

· Ensure high-quality, timely preparation & dissemination of quarterly and annual reports – capturing progress, results and impact achieved in line with Brooke’s MEAL framework

· Work closely with programme and communication teams, take lead in the collecting reporting data and information and documentation of case studies, success stories, etc.

· Coordinate and create avenues for information sharing and learning for Brooke East Africa and Partners to promote cross-learning

· Collate and document learnings and best practices emanating from reporting, share and learn sessions; and disseminate this information with Brooke East Africa and Partners

· Actively participate, represent and support preparations for strategic forums and conferences to share & disseminate Brooke’s work using MEAL and Research information

· Remain abreast of best practices in the fields of MEAL and research by consulting appropriate websites, and ensure that these are shared with both Brooke East Africa and Partner staff

· Represent Brooke East Africa in Brooke global research team and forums

· Continuously identify and explore opportunities for collaborative researches with Brooke East Africa Partners and strategic stakeholders (including government research institutions, to generate credible research information and evidence to inform programme and advocacy work

· Ensure all Brooke East Africa research work is conceptualized, planned and executed line with Brooke’s research policy and guidelines

· Ensure that research publications and other related outputs are professionally prepared, presented and disseminated to promote Brookes’ work and learning internally and externally

· Identify existing gaps in research and suggest appropriate trainings that will help seal in the gaps

· Establish/strengthen good rapport with government, universities and research institutions for purposes of collaborative researches or publications relevant to Brooke’s work

· Identify gaps and organize capacity building on MEAL and research for Brooke East Africa staff and partners to improve quality and utilization of MEAL and research data for effective programming, evidencing and reporting

· Provide technical guidance and support to Partners in planning and implementation of their Brooke Projects MEAL activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting; provide training as needed

· Provide technical guidance and support to Partners in planning and execution of Brooke funded research projects/activities, research-based program decision-making, and provide training as needed

· Receive and provide input/support to other officers whose jobs are interdependent with this role

· Supply reports, data and other required information to other parts of the organization as required

· Actively participate in team and/or staff meetings; adding value to the meeting agenda and discussions for the purpose of enhancing program effectiveness

Knowledge and Skills Required

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a related field from a reputable University.

· At least 5-years of demonstrable experience and expertise in developing and coordinating Organizational and Project MEAL plans and activities

· Demonstrable experiencing in Leading Research work; and related fields of knowledge management, organizational learning, etc

· High competency in development of MEAL frameworks; report and publications writing and reviews

· Excellent skills in collection, analysis, interpretation, visualization and presentation of complex data sets

· High proficiency in computer programs, especially Data analysis and Microsoft Office applications

· Experience in working with NGOs or Research Institutions

· Sharp analytical, organizational and documentation skills

· Keen attention to detail

· Ability to work well both independently and within teams

· Flexible, willing to grow professionally, learn new skills

· Can meet tight deadlines without compromising quality

How to apply

All applications should be addressed to the undersigned on or before 8th May 2022, 00.00hrs.

For consideration, please send your application to:

Recruiting officer

Brooke East Africa

P.O. Box 43220 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: brookeea@thebrookeeastafrica.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Brooke is an equal opportunity employer

Professional Conduct: The Brooke East Africastaff** must adhere to the values and principles outlined in Brooke way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.

Gender Equality: Brooke East Africa is committed to gender equality in all positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for men and women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits**. Brooke East Africa considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, colour**, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status and disability.**

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